When Sandy left much of New York City in the dark, some residents were only hours old.

On Tuesday, the anniversary of the killer storm, babies filled a Manhattan hospital room during a celebration of their first birthdays.

Kenneth Hulett (HYOO'-leht) III weighed only 2 pounds when emergency medical workers rushed him out of a New York hospital intensive care unit. He was carried down stairs while hooked up to an oxygen tank.

His mother, Emily Blatt, says her faith carried her through. She was evacuated from her hospital room on an orange sled.

That day, more than 40 babies were safety moved from the hospital on Manhattan's East Side to other facilities.

On Tuesday, parents and hospital staff lighted candles on cupcakes and sang, "Happy birthday, dear babies."